How to Import/Sync Playlist from iPhone to iTunes

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A great number of iTunes users complain that iTunes is hard to use and unknown errors are hard to pass. It’s true. That’s why lots of iTunes users give up iTunes and consider great iTunes alternative to transfer or manage iPhone. Getting playlists from iPhone to iTunes is not hard if you know the tricks. Follow the tips below to do it.

1. How to Import Playlists from iPhone to iTunes without iTunes

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Key Features:

  • Extract music, videos, playlists, photos, etc from iPhone to iTunes or computer.
  • Smartly Manage Playlists: Create new playlists, rename, import, export, add music to playlists, transfer music between playlists, etc.
  • Sync iTunes playlists/music to iPhone without deleting the existing playlists and music on iPhone.
  • Restore iTunes library without losing any data, even when iTunes crashes.

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Steps to One-Click Import All Playlists from iPhone to iTunes

Step 1. Connect your iPhone to computer. Open iMyFone TunesMate to begin.
Step 2. Click on the “Transfer iDevice Media to iTunes” feature. Make sure Playlists is checked.
Step 3. Click Start to transfer.

TunesMate screenshot
All the playlists and music in the playlists will be transferred to iTunes.

Steps to Selectively Move Playlists from iPhone to iTunes

Step 1. Launch TunesMate on your computer and connect your iPhone.
Step 2. Click on the “Music” tab from the top panel. All your playlists will be shown at the left sidebar.
Step 3. Right click on the playlist and click on “Export to iTunes”. Then the transferring process will get started.
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If you want to transfer individual songs, simply select the playlist which they are in, select each of the songs, click on “Export” at the top of the program, and click on “Export to iTunes”.

2. How to Sync Playlist from iPhone to iTunes Using iTunes

Step 1. Launch iTunes and connect your iPhone to the computer.
Step 2. Once iTunes has loaded, click on the device icon at the top left corner.
Step 3. All your iPhone playlists will be displayed on the left sidebar. Click a playlist and tap “File > Library > Export Playlist”. Then the playlist will be saved as a text file on your computer.

Export Playlist

Step 4. Click on “File > Library” again but this time, select “Import Playlist”.
Import Playlist

Step 5. Locate the exported file which you had just created. Within a few seconds, you will have successfully imported your playlist from iPhone to iTunes.
But please note that, you need to export and import playlists one by one. There is no way in iTunes to transfer all playlists at a time.

3. YouTube Video on How to Move Playlist from iPhone to iTunes

Are you more of a visual learner? Check out the video below to see how to move playlist from iPhone to iTunes.

To Conclude …

There are a lot of different methods available for learning how to sync playlist from iPhone to iTunes and even though we recommend that you use iMyFone TunesMate to get the job done, you can use any of the methods that we have shown you. If you choose iMyFone TunesMate, you will also get access to all of the amazing features that we discussed in this article too!